It’s no longer enough for teachers to get a credential and then sit back and teach the same content year after year.
Richardson says to be part of modern learning, teachers need to actively educate themselves about the context students live in and how they can improve as educators.
“There’s never been a more amazing time to be a learner,” Richardson said. “How are we in education not running towards that in our own personal lives and embracing that?”
It’s not just about connecting on Twitter with other educators or asking for professional development about technology. If teachers are waiting for a planned PD about something they are probably already stuck. “You have to have the disposition of an eight-year old to find your own learning,” Richardson said.
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